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Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities
Free 13-week programme designed to promote positive parenting.
Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) is a 13-week free parenting programme, for expectant parents and parents of children aged up to 18, designed to promote good parenting.
We will be running the programme for parents and carers again in September 2015 at Barnet and Thamesmead.
Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world but also one of the most challenging.
Sometimes you feel alone and don’t know where to turn for support and advice — especially if you are facing these questions:
- How can I motivate my child to try their best at school?
- How do I build a better relationship with my child?
- How do I stop my teenager truanting or getting involved in drink, drugs or antisocial behaviour?
- How do I put boundaries in place with my child?
You'll be part of a friendly, supportive group in which you as a parent can share, learn and grow. The course aims to empower and increase confidence, helping to achieve positive change in family relationships.
Participants receive a certificate at a "graduation" ceremony
The course looks at issues such as gangs, community and domestic violence, depression, drugs and alcohol.
It will help you to think about your own experiences and about how your
culture and family background have shaped your parenting style. It will also look at the importance of community involvement.
SFSC is free and runs across the UK
Make a referral
People can refer themselves directly or be referred by an agency.
|When?||Fridays (9.30am – 1.30pm) 11 Sep until 11 Dec (except 30 Oct, half term).||Wednesdays (9.15am – 12.45pm) 16 Sep–16 Dec (except 28 Oct, half term).|
|Where?||Discovery Children's Centre
Newstead Children’s Centre Fallows Close
Thamesmead leaflet (pdf, 0.9mb)
Barnet leaflet (pdf, 1.2mb)
For any questions, please contact us via the form below:
The programme is part of our wellbeing programme, Activate, funded by The Big Lottery.
Developed, and quality assured, by the Race Equality Foundation.